Welcome to the Design-a-Hole finals! After hours upon hours of dissection, our prestigious DAH judges have narrowed a group of nearly 150 down to 10. One of the 10 finalists will become a playable hole in Golden Tee 2017! But before we get there, we need your help.
Over the next 10 business days, we will reveal all 10 finalists—one per day—and open up the floor for commentary and feedback. What did you really like? Which design would you like to play most? What do you wish was different? These comments will ultimately help our judges narrow the 10 finalists down to three and ultimately pick a winner!
So, once again, you are a very important piece to this portion of the contest.
Without further delay, here is Finalist No. 4 (click to enlarge and be sure to read the description below):
Lone Tree Hill (Par-5) by Dave Rhoades
Here is Lone Tree Hill, a difficult Par 5 featuring a Lone Tree perched upon a mound running through the middle of the fairway. The hole runs mostly uphill once you’re off the tee and has a lot of terrain to overcome as you reach the green. Off the tee you have options to curve around groups trees to give yourself a chance to reach the green in two, however the hill that the Lone Tree is on is all fairway grass, so holding the hill will be hard and run offs will land you in the trees or into a classic Church Pew Bunker running along the left side of the fairway. The secret landing spot (which will be very small) is a high tee 4/5W away, up on the hill next to to the Lone Tree. It will allow you to cut the corner of the bluff running along the right side of the fairway. As you approach the large green you will encounter a pot bunker that will collect any balls coming in short from any direction. The bunker to the left will collect any balls feeding down the green. If you come in too hot you will most likely run off the back and down the runoff area and have a difficult shot coming back. Lone Tree Hill is a challenge from tee to green. Elevation will make club choice crucial and knowing your curve shots is a must!
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